Bursary and Free College Meals
The College has funding to provide financial support for students who have the greatest financial need. Students who fit the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the Bursary and Free College Meal. The Bursary and Free College Meal schemes is assessed on:
- Student Vulnerability - This means that the student is in care, leaving care, living independently, a young parent or is disabled and currently receive Employment Support allowance/Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance or Employment Support Allowance/Universal Credit and Personal Independent Payments.
- Bursary criteria: total Household Income under £23,000 - This includes whatever income your family receives (salary, pensions, benefits and/or tax credits) on an annual basis.
- Free College meal criteria: Parents/carers in receipt of benefits and have an annual gross income of under £16,190
Please note: students’ attendance must be at least 90% in order to receive the termly bursary payment.
Download the Bursary and Free College Meal Guidance and Application Form 2015-2016 (below); complete and return to the College during enrolment.
For returning students, please download the Bursary Fund Renewal Declaration 2015–2016 (below) and bring it to enrolment.
Child Care Costs
If you are a student who is also a parent there is support for child care costs. You need to contact Care to Learn on 08001218989. (Payment of the Care to Learn fund is dependent on 100% attendance, completion of all work, punctuality and satisfactory effort.) Details will be provided to all students upon request. For further details log on to www.gov.uk/care-to-learn
Students can arrange an appointment with the Student Bursary and Welfare Coordinator to discuss their financial difficulties and based on this assessment they may be eligible to receive a lunch allowance, travel allowance and support with exam re-sits. If you need extra financial help in an emergency you can speak to a member of staff from the Student Support team.
Please note; additional support is subject to funding provision
For further information contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or ask to speak to a member of the bursary team.